Whole Genome Sequencing Project

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Find Out More About the Whole Genome Sequencing Project - Tune In to Our Next Free Webinar, Feb. 27

Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 2:30 p.m. EST for a discussion about the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Whole Genome Sequencing Project and its expected impact on the disease. The discussion will be led by David Shenk, author of The Forgetting, and feature Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D. Questions will be encouraged from listeners.

Dr. Rudy Tanzi is the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School and the director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been investigating neurodegenerative disease since 1980, when he participated in the pioneering study that led to the location of the Huntington disease gene. He has identified several Alzheimer’s disease genes, including the first Alzheimer’s gene, the beta-amyloid protein precursor (APP). His work in the Alzheimer’s Genome Project™, which has identified other new Alzheimer’s genes, was recognized by TIME magazine as one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2008. Dr. Tanzi is a world-renowned leader in the studies of Alzheimer’s disease genetics.

David Shenk is the award-winning and national bestselling author of six books, including The Genius in All of Us ("deeply interesting and important"–The New York Times), The Forgetting ("remarkable"–Los Angeles Times), Data Smog ("indispensable"–The New York Times), and The Immortal Game ("superb"–The Wall Street Journal). He is a popular lecturer, a short-film director and a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com. He has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Harper's, Spy, The New Yorker, NPR and PBS. Shenk lives in Brooklyn.